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Syrian orphans who fled Aleppo find new home

Jun. 11, 2018 8:20 AM EDT

JARABLUS, Syria (AP) — Nearly 50 children orphaned by the Syrian war escaped the hell that was their hometown of Aleppo after they appeared in a distressing video and appealed for their lives as government forces moved in under a hail of fire. In the year and half since, the children and their instructors...

Syrian military seizes key swath of land in country's center

May. 16, 2018 1:23 PM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — Syria's military said Wednesday it has restored government control over a large area in central Syria, securing a power station, a refinery and a cement factory after uprooting the armed opposition. With the latest military victory, Syrian government forces secure roads between the country's...

Airstrikes kill 23 in IS-held territory in Syria

May. 1, 2018 3:11 PM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — Airstrikes killed at least 23 civilians on Tuesday in one of the last pockets of Islamic State-controlled territory in Syria, according to Syrian state media and an opposition-linked monitoring group, as U.S.-backed forces in the area announced they have resumed their campaign against the...

AP Analysis: Iran has few options to avenge Syria strikes

May. 1, 2018 2:13 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — After a second suspected Israeli strike killing Iranian forces in Syria, the Islamic Republic has few ways to retaliate as its leaders wrestle with both unrest at home and the prospect of its nuclear deal collapsing abroad. Though it has long made threats about Israel's...

Missile strikes in Syria kill over a dozen, mostly Iranians

Apr. 30, 2018 1:54 PM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — A missile attack on government outposts in northern Syria killed more than a dozen pro-government fighters, many of them Iranians, a war monitoring group and an Iranian news agency said Monday. The strikes came amid soaring tensions between regional archenemies Israel and Iran. There was no...

Syrian troops briefly take villages east of Euphrates river

Apr. 29, 2018 10:19 PM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian government forces on Sunday briefly captured four villages east of the Euphrates River in the eastern province of Deir el-Zour after rare clashes with U.S.-backed Kurdish-led fighters, then lost the area in a counteroffensive by the Kurdish-led force. The area close to the border with...

The Latest: Syrian TV says missiles targeted military posts

Apr. 29, 2018 6:42 PM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — The latest on the conflict in Syria (all times local): 1:40 a.m. Syrian TV is reporting a "new aggression," with missiles targeting military outposts in northern Syria. The state-run television reported early Monday that the missiles targeted military outposts in the Hama and Aleppo...